Volume 32 | March 2020
Grand Knight’s Report
Worthy Brother Knights,

We are rapidly approaching the end of our fiscal year and I would like to get a jump on the budget. 

A much discussed part of the budget has been charity. How much we spend, who do we give it to, who approves, etc.

We need to put as much detail in the budget as we can, especially amounts over $500.00, that will require a separate vote if not approved in the annual budget. There will be an unassigned amount of money in the budget to take care of the requests that come up during the year but the large amounts should be in the annual budget.

Monthly Sunday breakfast profits will continue to go to Parish ministries. Other “ pass throughs” to be discussed.
Please contact me at L.M.MacFarlane@mindspring.com or cell 770 527 9983 with any charitable requests you would like to see funded. I will compile them for review and possible inclusion in the budget.

Please feel free to suggest ideas we have not done in the past.

Here some discussion points I have now:

  • Are any golf tournaments funded ?
  • Do we budget for a new warmer in the kitchen? ( $1500.00)
  • Do we help fund future "This Man Is You" events?
  • Any additional improvements to Neumann Center? Screen deck, landscaping.
  • Do we add fencing and storage to the area behind Reynolds Hall?
  • Any funding for improvements to the parish facilities other than Neumann Center?
  • Move storage building and add new footers ( $750.00)

Vivat Jesus,
 
Mike MacFarlane
GK7923
  Business Meeting Highlights
Treasurer Report

Treasurer, PGK Tom Marasco reported:
  • Checking Balance
  • $12,513.07 in checking includes: 
  • $2,761.80 in Peterka fund
  • $38,719.75 in Assets

Financial Secretary's Report

The Financial Secretary, PGK Jim McHugh reported:
  • 275 total members
  • 162 associates
  • 94 insurance members
  • 19 Inactive
  • 9 Honorary
  • 36 Honorary Life
Program Director Highlights
DGK Mark Dallas reported:
  • Gourmet Burger Night, January 18, made a profit of $867.02.

  • February 9, Breakfast made a profit of $687.50 for the SJN English as Second Language (ESL) Ministry. 

  • Next Knights Family Breakfast will be held on Sunday, March 1.

  • Super Bowl Smoker sales made a profit of $498.18. Organizer Steve Brischler was pleased with the first-time effort and said some lessons were learned that will be incorporated in future events. Steve encouraged any Knights with ideas for future smoker events to let anyone on the smoker committee know.

  • Planning for this year’s Fish Fries has continues. A sign-up email for Fish Fry help will be coming out soon, and a planning meeting will be held Monday, February 17.
Good of the Order
In last month's business meeting, the following items were included in the Good of the Order:

  • BK Glenn Klein won $10 in the 50/50.
  • BK Michael Mickalonis’ name was picked, but he was not in attendance. No award was made. The award would have been $175, so next month's award is $200. 
  Recognizing Knights  
January Knight of the Month: Fr. Sunny 

January Family of the Month: BK Trevor and Margarite Chen

February Knight of the Month: PGK Jim McHugh

February Family of the Month: BK Don and Karen Detar

Prayers for Knights in Need

Please pray for the following Knights in need:

  • All BK’s - For all our military and first responders who keep us safe every day. 
  • Mark Dallas – For wife Tricia as she goes through chemo treatment.
  • David Werve – For Woody Lott and his wife Joan, cancer.  
  • Harvey James – For his sister Carol James, diabetes.
  • Steve Mueller – For family.
  • Frank Swider – For daughter Eileen.
  • John Mangano – For friend with cancer.
  • Brian Henley – For his brother waiting on heart transplant list.
New Business

The GK requested that he be provided with Fish Fry information, and he will take care of getting ads in the Georgia Bulletin and Parish Bulletin.  Fr. Sunny also approved putting a banner up on Tom Smith road.  

SJN school is getting rid of their Mayfield ice cream freezer and giving it to the Council. We will put it in the garage and plan to use it to store food for future smoker events.

PGK Mark Davis showed one of the winning posters in the school’s substance abuse poster contest. There will be three more winners selected, and all four will be submitted to the state for the next level of competition. It had been intended to give $50 to each of the four winners. 

The $200 for the poster competition winners plus the $150 for St. Stephen’s golf tournament make a total of $350 of donations that we do not have money for this year. PGK Houston Feaster requested to be recognized, and Houston stated that he would donate $50 towards funding these items and encouraged others to do likewise. Six other Knights stepped up, and due to the generosity of these Knights, the poster contest and St. Stephen’s golf will be funded.
Council 7923 Officers

Chaplain
Fr. Sunny Punnaknziyil - 770-923-6633
Deacon Mike Hayward - 678-787-1972 (Assistant)

Grand Knight
GK Michael MacFarlane - 770-527-9983

Deputy Grand Knight
DGK Mark Dallas - 404-825-2033

Chancellor
BK Harvey James - 770-235-6686

Recorder
BK Glenn Klein - 770-923-8640

Treasurer
PGK Tom Marasco - 404-642-9270

Warden
BK Randy McCormack - 770-564-8708

Advocate
BK Larry Hoffman - 770-972-1180

Financial Secretary
PGK Jim McHugh - 678-925-5811

Inside Guard
BK William Verciglio - 770-722-9190

Outside Guard
BK Alex Naumis - 404-556-1683
BK Dave Andrews - 404-399-3047

Lecturer
BK David Werve - 678-983-6397
PGK Houston Feaster - 404-456-9678

1st Year Trustee
PGK Mark Davis - 770-313-8068

2nd Year Trustee
BK Ralph Oshinski - 678-294-8074

3rd Year Trustee
PGK Bruce Rago - 770-270-0003

District Deputy
DD Mike Basak - 404-218-8987

Insurance Field Agent
BK John Paul (JP) Williams - 678-787-2201
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Happy Birthday Knights

Vincent Zangandou 3/2
Diego Montoya 3/4
Dennis M. Towhey 3/4
Leon Urban 3/4
John R. Barczykowski 3/6
Patrick Hislar 3/8
Don Detar 3/9
Michael Quinlan 3/13
David Werve 3/13
Steve Granger 3/16
Thomas L. Marasco 3/17
Nathan Harper 3/19
Mark Rowe 3/19
Gary Schmitt 3/23
Robert C. Shoup 3/23
Michael Mickalonis 3/24
Michael R. Staffieri 3/26
Paul R. Rossetti 3/28
Joke of the Month
Upcoming Council Events

March 1st @ Reynold's Hall - Monthly Breakfast - 8:30am - 1:00pm

March 2nd @ Neumann Center - Officer/Planing Meeting - 7:00pm

March 3rd @ The Diner located in the Shoppes of Web Gin - Knight's Lunch 12:30pm

March 6th @ Reynold's Hall - Fish Fry - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

March 9th @ Neumann Center - Member Meeting - Rosary - 6:30pm, Meeting - 7:00pm

March 10th @ The Diner located in the Shoppes of Web Gin - Knight's Lunch 12:30pm

March 13th @ Reynold's Hall - Fish Fry - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

March 15th @ SJN - Knight's Mass - 8:30am

March 16th @ Neumann Center - First Degree or Practice and Social Meeting - 7:00pm

March 17th @ The Diner located in the Shoppes of Web Gin - Knight's Lunch 12:30pm

March 20th @ Reynold's Hall - Fish Fry - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

March 23rd @ Neumann Center - Social Meeting - 7:00pm

March 24th @ The Diner located in the Shoppes of Web Gin - Knight's Lunch 12:30pm

March 26th @ Neumann Center - 4th Degree Meeting and Dinner - 7:00pm

March 27th @ Reynold's Hall - Fish Fry - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

April 3rd @ Reynold's Hall - Fish Fry - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

April 5th @ Reynold's Hall - Monthly Breakfast - 8:30am - 1:00pm

April 6th @ Neumann Center - Officer/Planing Meeting - 7:00pm

Knights in Action

Fr. Sunny serving BK Bob Marszalek and his wife at the first fish fry
Letter from Dr. Judy Broom for our help with the Breakfast with Santa
Letter from Dr. Judy Broom for our help with the 2019 Crusader Party
Thank you note from Jean Blake, wife of BK Ed Blake
Mary Bensel and BK Leo Schiltgen man the chowder station
BK Don and Karen Detar getting orders ready for delivery
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